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Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,290
Posted By naginalf
Ah, sorry, I was going off of R100GS specs.

Ah, sorry, I was going off of R100GS specs.
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,290
Posted By naginalf
Actually, believe it or not, our bikes are about...

Actually, believe it or not, our bikes are about the same weight, size, and rake angle as a comparable KTM (KTM's are a little more forward weighted and a little more rake), and a good shop will have...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 109,767
Posted By naginalf
Max BMW...

Max BMW (http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsTires.aspx) sells them now.
Forum: Vendors 04-05-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,698
Posted By naginalf
Yes but it was a little unclear whether I need a...

Yes but it was a little unclear whether I need a whole new stem or just the longer bolt. Will I need to turn down the upper bearing seat? Did anyone besides Jenna have issues? And most...
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,698
Posted By naginalf
Hey Guy, it looks like I'm late to the party...

Hey Guy, it looks like I'm late to the party here, been gone a long time and didn't notice the stem nut changes until now. I still haven't installed the triples yet due to lack of funds to complete...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,290
Posted By naginalf
Ah, yes, nice bike there, I remember now. ...

Ah, yes, nice bike there, I remember now.

I was just wondering, since I could maybe get mine together if I could use the stock MC on the single rotor KTM, but I'm pretty sure that it would be...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,290
Posted By naginalf
Are you using the stock BMW master cylinder or...

Are you using the stock BMW master cylinder or did you swap controls and bars for the KTM stuff? Do you have the standard or oversize rotor?
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,961
Posted By naginalf
I decided to gingerly try the old clamp trick...

I decided to gingerly try the old clamp trick (yes, I know, let's not start that argument again), and was pleasantly surprised by how little pressure it took and how effective it was. Just try it,...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,290
Posted By naginalf
Did Alex use SKF seals on your forks (are they...

Did Alex use SKF seals on your forks (are they green)? Those are much better than stock, which is why the stiction is so common, as you can see in this video....
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,894
Posted By naginalf
You make a very good point for testing it, I will...

You make a very good point for testing it, I will try that, thanks, especially since I am suspicious that having it relocated behind the fender is rendering it somewhat useless anyway. I was also...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,894
Posted By naginalf
Well, there goes 10+lbs less weight and one less...

Well, there goes 10+lbs less weight and one less point of failure. Thanks for the info fellas!
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,290
Posted By naginalf
I would have had mine installed by now, but I got...

I would have had mine installed by now, but I got stuck in a hell of constantly waitng for parts:ddog:baldy. I asked for an unorthodox service, and I was promised, enthusiastically even, all the...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 173,862
Posted By naginalf
Perhaps I'm confused here, but I've seen a lot of...

Perhaps I'm confused here, but I've seen a lot of Excel rims laced to stock BMW hubs on here, and I know they weren't ALL done by HPN. Woody's expressed zero concern about doing so as well. Are you...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 173,862
Posted By naginalf
(Comfortingly pets airhead motor, sitting in...

(Comfortingly pets airhead motor, sitting in frame on blocks) "Soon my pet, soon..."

All I have to say is...:tb
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 173,862
Posted By naginalf
You were mostly right. Bundling isn't an issue,...

You were mostly right. Bundling isn't an issue, and good auto wire is designed to handle external heat. Heat really isn't the issue at hand, it's the current that causes heat. Like you said,...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 173,862
Posted By naginalf
I'm not a wiring person per se, but I do work in...

I'm not a wiring person per se, but I do work in electronics and am somewhat familiar with the engineering of these sorts of things. That said, I'd go with the higher rating. If you need 30A to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 76,500
Posted By naginalf
Hello :wave Say, what's the PVC plumbing...

Hello :wave

Say, what's the PVC plumbing for, a collapsible rod perhaps?
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 109,767
Posted By naginalf
Everything I've read about it says that,...

Everything I've read about it says that, according to Neutech, they must state legally that it is not DOT approved, but considering it's not their core market, and all the red tape and BS they'd have...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 109,767
Posted By naginalf
Has anyone had any experience with the Tubliss...

Has anyone had any experience with the Tubliss system, I've heard great things about it. Unfortunately they don't make a 17" version, but all the more reason to get a 18" rear rim installed...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
Hmm, interesting, I didn't think there'd be that...

Hmm, interesting, I didn't think there'd be that much difference, but that makes perfect sense, thanks Ontic. With a shallower angled bearing, it's easier to set the preload, which is really what...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
Why not just cut the smooth part off, flip it...

Why not just cut the smooth part off, flip it around, and just use the existing threads. That way you'd have the hex fitting to hold the bolt while tightening the nut without stressing the aluminum...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
Well aks and you shall receive :D, out of sheer...

Well aks and you shall receive :D, out of sheer curiosity, I just ran over to the shop and nabbed some pics. Perhaps it is a KTM stem, but it looked like it was freshly machined to me and came with...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
I'd be interested in one if it's not too...

I'd be interested in one if it's not too expensive, just in case this one made by HPMguy doesn't hold out, be nice to have a spare. I haven't actually had them apart yet, they looked too good to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 76,500
Posted By naginalf
Go for it! :D Actually, you should do that at...

Go for it! :D Actually, you should do that at night, partly because they may complain about it during the day, and secondly because we just installed our new 7 color, outdoor LED fixtures out there...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 76,500
Posted By naginalf
I work right around the corner from there, we...

I work right around the corner from there, we make the stuff that Full Compass sells. I drive by that statue every day and I always think it's ironic; Damn, that's gotta suck having hammered your...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By naginalf
Dahyum, that's nice work! Did you have him fix...

Dahyum, that's nice work! Did you have him fix my old speedo too, or did you figure out where that loose key went?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 76,500
Posted By naginalf
Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival tickets...

Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival tickets went on sale. Usually people camp out for them overnight. You have to be in line pretty early just to get tickets. It's a blast too. Ever tried...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
Short answer, not recommended and/or...

Short answer, not recommended and/or difficult+expensive. Ujoint issues make up most of the problem, so you can't simply stick a bigger shock in there or mount it differently. The only other option...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By naginalf
I have an idea. Transmitting the force of an...

I have an idea. Transmitting the force of an impact to the frame is not necessarily the goal here, it's simply to reduce impact onto the oil pan. Even with the bash plate mounted an inch away from...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
I too digress and apologize, but will close by...

I too digress and apologize, but will close by asking if you, Solo, having worked so hard to know your airhead inside and out, can honestly say that you are comfortable not knowing ANYTHING about the...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
Yes, it is, and I want to pay HIM to do so, not...

Yes, it is, and I want to pay HIM to do so, not teach me how.
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
I'm not arguing about the value of the services. ...

I'm not arguing about the value of the services. The service is very valuable, and I'm willing to pay the price. I'm willing to pay for advice and tips, whatever the cost. But don't give me this...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
This is the problem, right here. WE DON'T WANT...

This is the problem, right here. WE DON'T WANT SUSPENSION CLASSES! We don't want the dark secrets of tuning. We just want the PARTS and to know things like the fact that (on WP48s) you don't...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
Anyway, how about a compromise, Alex? :freaky ...

Anyway, how about a compromise, Alex? :freaky One of us (or more if we wanted to all go in on it :wink:) can pay you for your time and patience for two things; the tips and tricks to rebuilding...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,930
Posted By naginalf
What is it that tuners are trying to keep secret...

What is it that tuners are trying to keep secret here? That's my question. In my mind, it can only be one of two things:

- First, is the secret all the little tips and tricks in rebuilding and...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,833
Views: 657,754
Posted By naginalf
I'm not sure what sort of valving there is in the...

I'm not sure what sort of valving there is in the DR/DRZ forks, but I recently learned that with shimmed valving, you should not try to tune the forks with oil weight. You can, but heavier oil...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,833
Views: 657,754
Posted By naginalf
Racetech isn't known for their spring...

Racetech isn't known for their spring calculations, they usually run way heavy. Also, the r80 doesn't have anywhere near the fork travel that the dr has, is billed as a mostly street bike vs a...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,624
Posted By naginalf
Well, when you live underneath sea level, on land...

Well, when you live underneath sea level, on land reclaimed FROM the sea, I can understand a desire to be able to go through water. :D

But seriously, my hat's off to anyone willing to brave the...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,624
Posted By naginalf
Probably not, just a wild thought. You'd...

Probably not, just a wild thought. You'd probably have to have some sort of electronic controller anyway, but other than the electronics, a 12V blower would be simple to rig up. I have heard of...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,624
Posted By naginalf
:lurk I was planning on going around the...

:lurk

I was planning on going around the front, left corner of my PD tank and using the space on top of the lobe for a simple, round filter with a bowl type cover held on by a wingnut, eliminating...
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